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The sweetness at the bottom of the pie, Alan Bradley

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The sweetness at the bottom of the pie
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The sweetness at the bottom of the pie
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Alan Bradley
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eng
Summary
It is the summer of 1950 - and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia's family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. 'I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn't. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.' To Flavia the investigation is the stuff of science: full of possibilities, contradictions, and connections. Soon her father, a man raising his three daughters alone, is seized, accused of murder. And in a police cell, during a violent thunderstorm, Colonel de Luce tells his daughter an astounding story - of a schoolboy friendship turned ugly, of a priceless object that vanished in a bizarre and brazen act of thievery, of a Latin teacher who flung himself to his death from the school's tower thirty years before. Now Flavia is armed with more than enough knowledge to tie two distant deaths together, to examine new suspects, and begin a search that will lead her all the way to the King of England himself. Of this much the girl is sure: her father is innocent of murder - but protecting her and her sisters from something even worse
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Title
The sweetness at the bottom of the pie
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Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, begins her adventure when a dead bird is found on the doorstep of her family's mansion in the summer of 1950, thus propelling her into a mystery that involves an investigation into a man's murder where her father is the main suspect
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Award
  • Agatha Award for Best First Novel, 2009.
  • Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel, 2010.
  • Dilys Award, 2010.
  • Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel, 2010.
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2010
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2010
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303663
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.B7324
LC item number
S94 2009
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
A Flavia de Luce mystery
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adult
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Alan Bradley
The sweetness at the bottom of the pie, Alan Bradley
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Extent
385 p.
Isbn
9780385343497
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(paper)
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  • ocn502454517
  • (OCoLC)502454517

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